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Saturday, April 20

Braxton Congrove: TTYL - Fellowship Exhibition
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Exhibition Program is proud to present TTYL an exhibition of new sculptures by Braxton Congrove. TTYL is on view...

RVA East End , Free
Call For Artists 43rd Street Festival of the Arts
43rd Street Gallery

Call for Artists for the 28th annual 43rd Street Festival of the Arts. This year, the event is Saturday, September 14th, 2019, 10 am to 5 pm. This event is...

$
Elizabeth Van Lew Downloadable Walking Tour
Richmond Story House

Download the tour and take it on your own time! This hour-long, two-mile audio tour will guide you along the streets of Church Hill and Tobacco Row while...

RVA East End , $
"New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond" Exhibition
9am
Library of Virginia

Recent estimates place the number of foreign-born Virginians at just under one million, or about one in every eight people in the state. The composite...

RVA Downtown , Free
"The Color of No" Exhibition at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond
9am
Visual Arts Center of Richmond

For this solo exhibition, Iverson explores the deceptive complexity of the word “no.” It’s a loaded word that can be empathetic and even soothing. It can...

RVA The Fan , Free
The Art of Play
9am
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

The Art of Play promises moments of joy, whimsy and enchantment as Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden comes alive with art that explores how playful interactions...

Henrico, RVA Northside , Prices Vary, $
Tragedy of War: Japanese American Internment
9am
Virginia Holocaust Museum

During World War II 120,000 ethnic Japanese on the west coast, two-thirds of them American citizens, were forced into a series of camps to live under armed...

RVA Downtown , Free
Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious!
9:30am
Science Museum of Virginia

The insatiable curiosity of Curious George – the little monkey who has captured the imagination and hearts of millions of children and adults for 65 years –...

RVA The Fan , $
 Monumental Youth
10am
The Branch Musuem of Architecture and Design, The Branch Musuem of Architecture and Design

This exhibit collects the designs of Richmond region high school students for the next monument on Monument Avenue. The narratives, sketches, and sculptures...

RVA The Fan , $
A City Personified Exhibit
10am
The Branch Musuem of Architecture and Design

Have you ever considered what a city needs to function in an orderly manner every day? Is it the way a city places certain time restrictions on street...

RVA The Fan , $
April 2019 Art Exhibits @ MAIN
10am
Richmond Public Library

The following exhibits will be on display from Friday, April 5, 2019, through Tuesday June 4, 2019: Gellman Room, Dooley Foyer, & Dooley Hall—works in all...

RVA Downtown , Free
Book Art Fair
10am
Studio Two Three

A weeklong investigation of the Power of the Press, April 14-20th. DIY bookmaking, panel discussions, community workshops and a culminating book art fair...

RVA Northside , Free
Developing Richmond: Photographs from the Cook Studio
10am
The Valentine

When photographer George S. Cook relocated with his family to Richmond in 1880, he arrived in a city caught between the old and the new: Richmond bustled...

RVA Downtown , $
Family Storytime
10am
Richmond Public Library

Join us for a fun-filled, interactive story time! Story time aims to instill a love of reading with songs, rhymes, books and activities for ages 0-5 with an...

RVA Southside , Free
For Art's Sake presents: the Small Works of James River Art League
10am
For Art’s Sake Gallery, For Art’s Sake Gallery

Stop by and see these Small Works from the artists of the James River Art League! Show Runs: April 1 - April 29 Opening Reception: Friday, April 12th, 5 -...

Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, RVA West End , Free
Fresh Paint: Murals Inspired by the Story of Virginia
10am
Virginia Museum of History & Culture

This unprecedented exhibition brings together original large-scale artwork created by Virginia-based artists with historical objects, books, letters,...

RVA The Fan , $
Hollar's Encyclopedic Eye: Prints from the Frank Raysor Collection
10am
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

This exhibition celebrates one of the least known but most remarkable and “modern” artists of the Baroque period. Focusing on his mastery of print work,...

RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA The Fan , Free
JOHN MARSHALL: HIDDEN HERO OF NATIONAL UNION
10am
Virginia Museum of History & Culture

The distinguished life of John Marshall, the nation’s fourth chief justice of the Supreme Court, parallels the unfolding of the American experiment in...

RVA The Fan , Free, $, Prices Vary
MERENDA CECELIA - Retooled Stories and Hallowed Hulls
10am
RVANest Antiques Art & Gifts

The Gallery@Nest is Proud to Present MERENDA CECELIA Retooled Stories and Hallowed Hulls. Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, March 23rd from...

RVA Southside , Free
March-April Exhibits at Crossroads Art Center
10am
Crossroads Art Center

Crossroads Art Center exhibits the work of emerging and established mid-Atlantic artists and promotes awareness and understanding of art forms, from crafts...

Henrico , Free
Monument Avenue: General Demotion/General Devotion
10am
The Valentine

A new exhibition debuting at the Valentine will conceptually reimagine Richmond’s historic Monument Avenue. Opening at the Valentine on February 14, this...

RVA Downtown , Free, $, Prices Vary
Natural Existence
10am
Bella Arte Gallery

Wildlife Artist Robert Caldwell's show opens at Bella Arte Gallery for an exhibit of his original paintings & drawings that capture unique moments in nature....

Chesterfield , Free
Oh, Shenandoah: Landscapes of Diversity
10am
Virginia Museum of History & Culture

Washington D.C. artist Andrei Kushnir has recorded the history of the Shenandoah Valley through a series of paintings that capture the extraordinary beauty...

RVA The Fan , Free, $, Prices Vary
Paul Ryan | Keeping Time
10am
Reynolds Gallery

Marking his sixth solo exhibition with Reynolds Gallery, Keeping Time presents work from five unique series of paintings produced between 1987 and 2018, plus...

RVA The Fan , Free
Tanja Softic | Hyphae: New Prints
10am
Reynolds Gallery

In her second solo exhibition with Reynolds Gallery, Softić presents four series of works on paper, offering viewers a chance to examine the full range of...

RVA The Fan , Free
The Art of Freedom Exhibition
10am
Black History Museum and Cultural Center

There are many ways to convey the meaning of freedom. This exhibition explores freedom through the eyes of Virginia-born and Virginia-based artists. And as...

RVA Arts & Cultural District , $
P.A.W.S. to Read with Sprite's Hero Therapy Dogs
10:30am
Richmond Public Library

Sign up for a 20 minute slot to read to a therapy dog. Build reading confidence and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with Sprite's Hero....

RVA Southside , Free
Family Movie Time!
11am
Richmond Public Library

Join us for a Movie Time, snacks provided! For more details call: 804-646-4768. 1/19 - Small Foot 2/16 - Hotel Transylvania 3 4/20 - The House with a...

RVA Downtown , Free
Invasive Queer Kudzu: Richmond
11am
1708 Gallery

Invasive Queer Kudzu: Richmond is a participatory project and exhibition by artist and organizer Aaron McIntosh. In this ongoing project, McIntosh and...

RVA Arts & Cultural District
RVA LitCrawl 2019
11am

The RVA LitCrawl is a two-day reading series that takes place in the creatively vibrant Richmond, Virginia. The event began in 2017 with over 70 published...

RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , Free
Southside Book & Writers Club
11am
Richmond Public Library

Southside Book and Writers Club (SBWC) strives to promote diversity in reading and writing. This club is dedicated to the advancement and education of all....

RVA Southside , Free
Cinema Saturday: Hop
12pm
Richmond Public Library

Cinema Saturday: Hop Popcorn and juiceboxes available while supplies last.

RVA Northside , Free
First Bizarre Market of 2019!
12pm
Bizarre Market

Join us at the cidery on Saturday, April 20 to peruse a wide array of local handmade goodness, cider and snacks. 25 Bizarre Market makers will be there with...

RVA Northside , Free
March - April Exhibits @ Art Works
12pm
Art Works Gallery

See 6 new exhibits and 75 artist studios. Free admission Tuesdays - Sundays 12 - 6 pm. The exhibits continue through April 20, 2019. Exhibits Include: OK...

RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free
Radius 250 Exhibition
12pm
Artspace

Selected works have been juried by Eric Walton, the Director of Walton Gallery, Inc., his family owned art gallery located in Petersburg, Virginia....

RVA Southside , Free
Faith in India: Her Faces and Spaces
1pm

Union Presbyterian Seminary will host a free public exhibit, titled "Faith in India: Her Faces and Spaces," March 25 through May 10, 2019, at William Smith...

RVA Northside , Free
Hour of Code with CoderDojo
1pm
Richmond Public Library

CoderDojo's mission is to introduce kids to technology and programming and inspire them to become "digital producers" instead of just being "digital consumers".

RVA Downtown , Free
Human Categorization by Helene Ruiz
1pm
Anne’s Visual Art Studio

The works in this series are about being outcast and made to feel different. In order to fit in any of the many "categories" society has forced us to all...

RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free
Neal Storrs Signing
1pm
Book People

Neal Storrs In Times of War It ends where it begins; after a decade of war, betrayal, love and loss, nothing --and no one -- is the same.

Henrico, RVA West End , Free
Gellman Room Concert  April, 2019
2pm
Richmond Public Library

A concert presented by Stephanie Barrett, cello, Kayla Williams, viola, and Charles Staples, piano

RVA Downtown , Free
Pinocchio
2pm
Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn, Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn

This play tells the classic tale of Geppetto’s little wooden puppet whose only wish is to be a real boy. Imagine Geppetto’s surprise when the puppet he...

Henrico, RVA West End , $, Prices Vary
Teen Scene: Rise of the Guardians
2pm
Richmond Public Library

Teen Movie: Rise of the Guardians. Popcorn available while supplies last.

RVA Northside , Free
The Ins & Outs of Publishing
2pm
Ashland Library

Questions about whether self-publishing is the way to go or how to prep for a book show? Members of the our writing group Must Love Words and local authors...

Ashland , Free
Researching African American Lives in Richmond | RVA LitCrawl
5pm

Authors Gigi Amateau, Elvatrice Belsches, and Kristen Green will read and talk about their research into the lives of African Americans, presented by the...

RVA The Fan , Free
River City Poets @ RVA LitCrawl: Lingering in the Margins
6:30pm
River City Poets

We're joining in the LitCrawl fun! River City Poets present readings/performances by four Lingering in the Margins contributors: Ian Bodkin, Christina Cox,...

RVA The Fan , Free
ComedySportz Improv
7pm
CSz Richmond

IMPROV COMEDY PLAYED AS A SPORT. FOR EVERYONE. ComedySportz® is fun, fast-paced, competitive improvisational comedy that's perfect for date night, party...

Henrico, RVA West End , $
ANIMAL CONTROL
7:30pm
Firehouse Theatre

ANIMAL CONTROL is set in the manager's office of the Carson County Pound as Kim Hawkins tries to cope with the unexpected and mounting fallout from a...

RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , $$
 Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England
8pm
Richmond Triangle Players

Dean Wreen is not having a good week. Her college is in dire financial straits and a plan to close its tiny, all-but-forgotten natural history museum is...

RVA Northside , $, Prices Vary
BINGO! THE WINNING MUSICAL
8pm
CAT Theatre

CAT Theatre presents BINGO! THE WINNING MUSICAL by Ilene Reid, Michael Heitzman, David Holcenberg, and directed by Pat Walker, opening Friday, April 19 and...

Henrico , $, Prices Vary
Bright Star
8pm
Swift Creek Mill Theatre

Inspired by a real event and featuring a Grammy-nominated bluegrass score, Broadway’s “Bright Star” tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against...

Colonial Heights , Prices Vary
Broadway Bound
8pm
Virginia Rep at Hanover Tavern, Virginia Rep at Hanover Tavern

The third installment of Neil Simon’s autobiographical trilogy, Broadway Bound follows the blockbuster success of Virginia Rep’s 2015 production of Brighton...

Hanover , $$, Prices Vary
The Taters
8pm
The Tin Pan

Members: Craig Evans (vocals, bass, piano); Brad Tucker (vocals, guitar, bass); Greg Marrs (vocals, guitar, mandolin, banjo); Chris Mendez (vocals, drums,...

Henrico, RVA West End , $$
Women's Theatre Festival: BAD DATES
8pm
5th Wall Theatre, 5th Wall Theatre

The Women’s Theatre Festival aims to celebrate Richmond female theatre artists and bring to the stage stories of women overcoming strife, finding their...

RVA Arts & Cultural District , Prices Vary
CSz Richmond: Solo Cup
9:30pm
CSz Richmond

The individual improv competition for the late night night crowd! Four improvisers and a host bring you your favorite games in a short form improv...

Henrico, RVA West End , $

Saturday, April 20